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Defence lawyers say mass shooter in Fredericton not criminally responsible

Defence lawyers say mass shooter in Fredericton not criminally responsible

FREDERICTON — Lawyers for Matthew Raymond acknowledge their client shot and killed two Fredericton police officers and two civilians on Aug. 10, 2018, but they say he was not criminally responsible because of a mental disorder.
Rampant COVID-19 school closures, lack of online learning plague poorer countries

Rampant COVID-19 school closures, lack of online learning plague poorer countries

OTTAWA — As fretful Canadian parents mull sending their children to school or opting for at-home learning, poorer countries are coming to grips with no school at all as the only option.
At 11th hour, U.S. abruptly reverses course, lifts tariffs on Canadian aluminum

At 11th hour, U.S. abruptly reverses course, lifts tariffs on Canadian aluminum

WASHINGTON, Wash. — The United States blinked Tuesday in its latest tariff dispute with Canada, lifting a 10 per cent levy on Canadian-made aluminum just hours before Ottawa was to let fly with a suite of countermeasures.
Activists urge Trudeau government to act on disappearances in Sri Lanka

Activists urge Trudeau government to act on disappearances in Sri Lanka

OTTAWA — A group of Tamil Canadians is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for legal changes to remove sovereign immunity as a defence for international crimes.
Hundreds of billions in planned military spending 'secure' despite COVID-19: Sajjan

Hundreds of billions in planned military spending 'secure' despite COVID-19: Sajjan

OTTAWA — Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says hundreds of billions of dollars in planned spending for the military over the next two decades is "secure" despite the ballooning federal deficit to deal with COVID-19.
Alberta premier says cross-country Energy East pipeline remains a possibility

Alberta premier says cross-country Energy East pipeline remains a possibility

CALGARY — Alberta's premier says new federal Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole was just stating the obvious when he indicated the Energy East pipeline project was "not on the table" in a conversation with the premier of Quebec.
Town identifies teen victims of weekend car crash in New Brunswick

Town identifies teen victims of weekend car crash in New Brunswick

BLACKVILLE, N.B. — The central New Brunswick village of Blackville has released the names of the three teenagers who were killed in a car crash over the weekend.
COVID-19 testing sites overwhelmed as cases rise, kids return to school

COVID-19 testing sites overwhelmed as cases rise, kids return to school

OTTAWA — Provinces are looking to expand COVID-19 testing as many Canadians wait long hours to be swabbed or can't get in for testing at all.
Some Canadians believe officials exaggerate threat of COVID-19, poll suggests

Some Canadians believe officials exaggerate threat of COVID-19, poll suggests

OTTAWA — A new survey suggests there are Canadians who believe that warnings from public officials about the threat of COVID-19 are vastly overblown.
Leslyn Lewis to run for Conservatives in rural Ontario riding held by party stalwart

Leslyn Lewis to run for Conservatives in rural Ontario riding held by party stalwart

OTTAWA — The Toronto lawyer who finished third in the federal Conservative leadership race says she'll seek election as an MP in a rural Ontario riding.